Hailing from Atlanta and currently based in San Francisco, Ravenscoon, also known as Paul Conversano, has been shaped by both East and West Coast experiences, shedding light on their influence on electronic music.
He recounts remarkable moments from his journey, from renegade shows in national parks to the release of his EP ‘Translucent‘, all of which have contributed to his musical growth and prowess.
As he divulges insights into his latest EP release, listeners are invited to explore the various facets of his music, an embodiment of emotions and a celebration of life’s beauty. Read more below:
This interview has been edited for clarity.
EDM Maniac: Where did you grow up?
Ravenscoon: I grew up in Atlanta, but I have lived in San Francisco for the past 6 years.
EDM Maniac: Oh nice, so you have experienced both East Coast and West Coast culture. Do you think that there is a difference in influence on electronic music from each coast?
Ravenscoon: Oh yeah definitely. The East Coast has this attitude and the crowd energy is insane. The West Coast is just covered in all kinds of music so I feel the experimental bass scene isn’t as big, but you can discover all kinds of different music.
EDM Maniac: So how has San Fransisco pushed your music journey?
Ravenscoon: Some of my first shows ever were these insane renegades that are really popular in San Fran. I played a show in the woods at Golden Gate Park, then another show in this national park right by the Golden Gate Bridge.
We had to hike down a mile to get to this spot on the beach where there were 300 people all having the time of their lives. The park rangers showed up at like 4AM, they were impressed but [they made us leave].
EDM Maniac: Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
Ravenscoon: Honestly right now I think the answer is life. I feel really inspired by life, I find beauty in the moments around me, sometimes it can be me being in a hotel lobby and I’ll here a snippet of a song, or I’m in the woods hiking, just the feeling of being alive as just been really inspiring to me.
EDM Maniac: This past year has been great for your music, is there a specific time in your life that was a turning point for your musical journey?
Ravenscoon: It’s weird because I always feel like I’m not doing enough, which is tough but it also is always pushing me to be better. I also have imposter syndrome a lot where I don’t view myself as where I am actually.
Getting booked to play Red Rocks felt amazing. My first headline tour is a huge milestone for me. I have been working towards this for a long time as well as the drop of my full album.
EDM Maniac: Tell us about the album you’ve been working on.
Ravenscoon: I’m dropping the album in four parts, Body, dropped first it had five tracks on it. Now Heart just dropped a few days ago, the full thing will be out December 2.
It’s 18 tracks total. It has been a crazy journey, I have worked on it for like a year and a half. The album’s official title is ‘Periphery.’
EDM Maniac: Can you tell us a little bit about your experience writing this album?
Ravenscoon: I sat down and knew I wanted to write an album and I also knew I wanted to do a headline tour, I didn’t want to tour without touring a body of work. I come from that era, where producers would produce an album, and then tour it.
That is a big dream of mine. I split it into four or five categories which ended up being the Body, Heart, Mind, and Soul. Then I wrote songs specifically for those feelings.
I worked with Seth Drake who is an audio engineer and he helped mentor me through the process as he was engineering my music.
EDM Maniac: Between Body, Heart, Mind, and Soul, do you think there was a category that was the hardest to express those feelings in music?
Ravenscoon: Honestly, the melodic and emotional stuff comes really easy, I wrote so many tracks that my EP, Translucent, which was four tracks that were overflow tracks from the downtempo melodic side because I had too many to go on the album.
The hardest songs for me to write are the club-ready, bangers. Getting the energy right for me can be difficult. I’m an emotional guy.
EDM Maniac: You definitely seem very in touch with who you are and how you feel which is incredible, what is your sign?
Ravenscoon: Thank you, I’m a libra.
EDM Maniac: Oh, and an air sign, interesting! Well, Paul, it’s been a pleasure speaking with you thank you so much for taking the time out of your show night to give us some insight into your musical journey.
Ravenscoon: No problem, what a great conversation! It was a pleasure. Thank you as well. Peace!
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Title: Interview: Ravenscoon Speaks On Crafting Nostalgic Bass Journeys And A Four-Part Album
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Published Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2023 23:20:57 +0000
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In a remarkable fusion of creativity and technology, a collaborative initiative has emerged, bringing together five individuals from diverse artistic backgrounds to create a poignant musical experience. The team includes the dynamic DJ duo and producers, Teamworx (Ben Azoulay and Saar Lagziel), the renowned singer/songwriter Yam Rafaeli (X-Factor Israel finalist), and the visionary project leaders, Tamir Yeshayahu and Idan Shakorka.
Their journey took a unique and exciting turn as they delved into the creation of a song that transcends conventional boundaries. Leveraging the power of AI video technology, they artfully reconstructed the events of a tragic massacre, weaving together a narrative that seeks to leave a lasting impact.
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Beyond being a mere composition, the song holds a profound purpose—to inspire people to sing, dance, and engage with the accompanying video. The vision is to spread this musical tribute to dance floors across the globe, fostering awareness and creating a lasting memorial for friends lost on that fateful day.
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Yam Rafaeli’s impactful vocal delivery, combined with Teamworx’s masterful production, creates a connection that transcends the auditory experience. For those seeking a deeper connection, a compelling 3-minute video clip accompanies the audio, providing a visceral and emotional visual experience.
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By: Andy Bedhun
Title: Teamworx and Yam Refaeli Join Forces on Heartfelt Single ‘Until We’re Falling Down’
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I can’t really begin this article without commending Fred again.. for his insane production and mixing skills. Ok that feels better… Fred Again.. brings out an unique blend of Baby Keem’s ‘South Africa’ and ‘Bullies’ to craft ‘leavemealone’. The Atlantic Records track is a nasty electro journey with Jungle influences and incredible melodies. The result is 3:43 minutes of pure goosebumps.
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The song introduces a blend of Baby Keem’s original tracks in a masterful positioning, adding reverbs and stuttering that makes transitions seamless. The build up is as emotional as it is sick in the best way possible. It’s so good you just want to cry on the dancefloor as you keep dancing and your tears turn into joy. The hip hop elements fuse with the Electro and UK style in a very dynamic composition. Fred again.. really outdid himself with this one. The repitches and stutters are so well presented it is truly a Grammy-worthy situation.
The American Rapper is known for his role on the Black Panther soundtracks, as well as credit contributions for Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar. His free flowing style with heavy trap and bass influences made him the right candidate for the UK producer Fred again.. to ascertain his prowess and construct this masterpiece of a track.
Fred again.. and again?
The UK producer and DJ just gets better and better. He worked with Skrillex and Four Tet for ‘Rumble’. Besides, he produced happiness anthems like ‘Delilah (pull me out of this)’ Fred again.. is a force in this era. Alone this year, He managed to book an eight-night residency at the Shrine in LA. And, gave us three nights at Forrest Hills Stadium. Moreover, he is now a nominatee for Best Dance/Electronic Album at this year’s Grammy Awards for Actual Life 3 (January 1- September 9 2022). His ability to develop story like songs and albums that feel like intimate journal entries is such a beautiful ability.
Nevertheless, we present you ‘leavemealone’:
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Title: Fred again.. Samples Baby Keem in Stellar ‘leavemealone’
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Tickets are available here!
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By: Drew Barkin
Title: Summer Camp Festival Evolves Into New Concept, Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie
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